Are They Crazy ?
Todd and Ryan became friends while both working at the former Food Studio. In early February of 2005, they opened Muss & Turner’s in their neighborhood of Smyrna, which many ITP considered to be the wilderness. What began as a gourmet deli, food shop, and wine store has evolved to feature gourmet deli by day and seasonal bistro in the evening. Todd and Ryan created the place they'd want to come to themselves and felt it was time for their neighbors to have great artisanal food at reasonable prices and sans pretense.
Their "Foie Gras in Flip Flops” approach to food, wine and beer has been embraced by locals and foodies across the metro area. Six years later, M&T’s is a staple on the Atlanta food scene with a well-deserved reputation for terrific food, genuine hospitality and a killer beer and wine list.
Then There Were Three
In the fall of 2005, Ryan and Todd sat next to Chris Hall during a meeting at the Atlanta Food Bank. Chris was then chef at the downtown Sundial Restaurant. The three began chatting and became friends. M&T’s was close to Hall’s home and he soon was a regular. As Hall thought about opening his own restaurant, discussions with Ryan and Todd on how to get started became more frequent. To make a long story short, a few beers and cooked hogs later, a partnership formed and the idea for Local Three was born. Now several years later, we’re finally here and what was once just an idea is now a restaurant.
The folks at The Hungary Southerner shot some great video of our space and about our approach to food. They
have been kind enough to share it with us. Use the icons below to view videos. Also, if you haven't visited
The Hungry Southerner just click on their logo above to get to their site - good stuff.
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